Penalty shoot-out woe for Thornton

THORNTON Dale suffered an agonising penalty shoot-out defeat in their Scarborough & District FA Junior Cup first round loss at Scarborough League new boys Falsgrave Reserves.

It was a day to forget for Ryedale sides as all five from the area fell at the first hurdle.

Veteran player-boss John Chalk was the hero for his Falsgrave side as netted the winning penalty to help them into the next round, the hosts winning 4-3 in the shoot-out.

The game finished 1-1 after extra-time, Ryan Goodworth notching for the home side, while man of the match, centre-half Danny Russell was on target for the Beckett League visitors.

And after Falsgrave keeper Shaun Gough saved two from the spot in the shoot-out, Chalk kept his cool to net and see his side through to the second round.

Rillington Athletic, who play in the second division of the Scarborough League, also went out of the competition, losing 5-0 at home to division three side FC Soba.

Liam Vasey was in fine form for the victors netting a brace, while Tez Breckon came off the bench to fire in a quickfire double.

Striker Matty Turner netted Soba’s other goal to round-off an easy win.

Fadil Spivey and Vasey were Soba’s star men.

Heslerton also lost 5-0, their defeat coming at Loftus Athletic.

The scoreline would have been higher if not for the heroics of keeper Gareth Driver, who earned the man of the match award.

Goldsborough United hammered Norton United 7-1, while Thornton Dale Reserves were hammered 8-0 at home by Scarborough & District Saturday League third division side Sleights.

Scarborough League division three outfit Whitby RFC cruised into round two after they shocked second division Scalby, earning a 4-1 home win.

Two first-half goals from Ben Hogarth put Whitby RFC in command, but Scalby grabbed a goal on 40 minutes through Danny Birley to keep themselves in the tie.

Damon Craig scored from a nicely crafted move to make it 3-1 before Dave Welham smashed in number four to seal their passage into the second round.

Ayton Reserves had a day to forget as they were hammered 19-0 at home by Lingdale United.

Edgehill Reserves secured revenge for their league defeat at the hands of Falsgrave by comfortably knocking them out of the cup by a 9-1 scoreline.

Jon Cairns and Tom Scales both netted twice for the victors, while there were goals for JP Watson, Jason Prosser, Martyn Ferrey, Lee Dennis and man of the match Damien Robinson.

Mikey Anderson netted the only goal for Billy-Joe Johnson’s depleted Falsgrave side.

In the Ryedale Hospital Cup first round Heslerton Reserves suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to fellow second division outfit Pickering Knights.

Striker Adam Ridley netted his third of the season, and central midfielder Myles Dales his first as the Knights booked their spot in the second round.

Central defender James Boak was named as man of the match for the victors.